Michalea grew up in Alexandria, VA and moved to Nantucket Island her sophomore year in High School. Michaela was raised in a big family and is the youngest of four. She remembers her youth as a time of love, creativity, music, theatre, close friendships and time with her family. Michaela played many sports but theatre and music became her greatest passions which led her to Elon University to study Music Theatre (where she met Connie)!
Throughout her childhood and early adulthood Michaela struggled with anxiety and panic attacks. It wasn’t until she was introduced to yoga and it’s profound healing capabilities that she was able to dramatically reduce her anxiety and completely heal her panic attacks. For the last 8 years, Michaela has spent time studying and practicing yoga and has a passion for sharing its healing magic with others. Michaela holds certifications in Prenatal Yoga (BellyBliss) and Vinyasa (CorePower).
Over the years as a yoga teacher, Michaela became passionate about the way the body responds to trauma, stress, emotions, anxiety and felt called to provide additional support to her students beyond the body. In 2013, Michaela received her Transformational Coaching Certification and Advanced Mastery Level Coach Certification and began her path as a Life Coach.
Michaela is passionate about helping others live their best lives. She finds joy in helping others peel back the layers to examine what in their life is/isn’t working and guide them to an empowered, exciting and self-expressed life!
Michaela is also a Reiki practitioner and enjoys incorporating Reiki, meditation and yoga methodologies into her coaching. Michaela leads retreats, workshops, and 1:1 coaching sessions and incorporates coaching throughout all of Emaya’s offerings.
Michaela is Mama to her two kids, Emilie and Jack, and wife to her husband, Mihai. Michaela and her family enjoy traveling, dancing, singing, and adventures together.
She and her family have recently packed up their 18 month adventure in Romania and currently reside in Denver.